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"Happy birthday to Joe Biden, my brother and the best vice president anybody could have."


@BarackObama
ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth--
BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
ME: Joe.




https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/932685522820042754

Draped in the American Flag while worshipping their "god"

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https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-values-that-values-voters-care-about-most-are-policies-not-character-traits/

Homophobe Kim Davis may face off against man she denied a same sex marriage license


Kim Davis Denied This Gay Man A Marriage License, And Now He May Run Against Her
David Ermold and his now-husband fought back against the Kentucky county clerk in 2015.



David Ermold and his now-husband David Moore were refused a marriage license by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in June 2015, shortly after a U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. A video of their experience was viewed by millions online. Ermold and Moore were one of many couples to sue Davis. Their case is still pending.

The Associated Press reports that David Ermold, a gay man denied a marriage license by Davis in June 2015, is “seriously considering” a run for Rowan County clerk. Davis, for her part, already has announced plans to seek another term.


Davis sparked a media firestorm when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality ruling. Footage of Ermold and his now-husband, David Moore, engaging in a heated exchange with Davis at a Rowan County municipal office was featured in national news reports as the controversy unfolded.



MORE:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kim-davis-david-ermold_us_5a11e25be4b0dd63b1ab1708?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=qv_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000050

HR McMaster said President Trump has the intelligence of a kindergartner, at a private dinner.

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the conversation.

Over a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz — who has been mentioned as a candidate for several potential administration jobs — McMaster bluntly trashed his boss, said the sources, four of whom told BuzzFeed News they heard about the exchange directly from Catz. The top national security official dismissed the president variously as an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” the sources said.

A sixth source who was not familiar with the details of the dinner told BuzzFeed News that McMaster had made similarly derogatory comments about Trump’s intelligence to him in private, including that the president lacked the necessary brainpower to understand the matters before the National Security Council.

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News of the July dinner first surfaced in August, when Axios reported that Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson decided to support a campaign alleging that McMaster was anti-Israel after speaking with Catz about her meeting with the national security advisor. That decision stemmed, multiple sources tell BuzzFeed News, from comments McMaster made to Catz praising President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and describing Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory as a major problem.

But these new details reveal that the subject matter of McMaster’s dinner with Catz, which sources tell BuzzFeed News took place on July 18 at the Washington, D.C., restaurant Tosca, ranged far from geopolitics. Indeed, three of the sources said that McMaster disparaged multiple members of the administration to Catz, including Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Of Kushner, one source told BuzzFeed News, McMaster said he had no business being in the White House and should not be involved in national security issues.

“(Catz) said the conversation was so inappropriate that it was jaw dropping,” another source told BuzzFeed News.


MORE:
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/932658619300155392
https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/sources-mcmaster-mocked-trumps-intelligence-in-a-private?utm_term=.pjnWj01Lg7&bftwnews#.euBxwgR1Dq

Breaking from Andy Borowitz:

Charles Blow: This Is a Man Problem

Rape is not sex; it’s rape. Unwanted touching is not sexy; it’s assault. Sexual advances in a professional environment, particularly from a position of power, are highly inappropriate and could be illegal.

Also in business environments, rubbing your penis against people — known as Frotteurism, in case you’re wondering — masturbating in front of them, or even showing your penis is wrong and humiliating and possibly illegal. In fact, doing these things in almost all environments is wrong and possibly illegal.

Also, if you make sexual advances on, or become involved sexually with, a minor, that is not a relationship. That is not dating. That is not even sex if it progresses to intimacy. That is a morally despicable sexual exploitation of a minor at least, and statutory rape at worst.

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Women are not responsible for men’s bad behavior. The idea that horny men can’t control themselves is a lie!




The rest:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/opinion/sexual-harassment-men-.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

The cover of this weeks NewYorker. Nowhere to Hide by Barry Blitt.

Wow. That's some honesty-- the WH admitting that electing a pedophile is worth it to pass tax cuts:

Fox & Friends host: "So, vote Roy Moore?"
Kellyanne Conway: "I'm telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through."





https://twitter.com/DavidWright_CNN/status/932585029586341889

Gallows humor in WH: "Good morning, are you wired?"







https://twitter.com/PamKrugerwriter/status/932574278175903745
https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/932569302363967491

They colluded but didn't think they would actually win.

In his letter, Mr. Lowell said the “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” consisted of a list of “biographies of various people covering many pages where there is a reference to one of these people suggesting an idea that somewhere, sometime (before the words ‘Russia’ or ‘Putin’ were (as) politically charged or relevant in the campaign), someone thought candidate Trump should visit Russia.” Mr. Lowell said Mr. Kushner rebuffed the request and wasn’t involved in any direct contact with that individual.

NBC News reported Friday that the Russia-linked individual in the email was Aleksander Torshin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who wanted to meet with a top Trump campaign official during a National Rifle Association convention and suggested he had a message for Mr. Trump from Mr. Putin. Mr. Torshin didn’t meet with Mr. Trump at the NRA convention but went to a dinner there that was also attended by Donald Trump Jr., Bloomberg has reported.

https://twitter.com/rebeccaballhaus/status/931714475572518912
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